So are these the ones that you think I should get as well?Here you go:
If you're not in a rush, I would wait. They will likely go on sale in the spring.
I have this on my 2012 XC70 (same chassis as the S80) and it makes a world of difference for handling/body roll with no ill effects whatsoever on ride. I would get the poly end links (as bugeye mentioned), to really complete the package. Very easy install, too. I didn't even have to jack the car up, but then again, the XC70 has more ground clearance than the S80 does.
The straight end bushings are poly, and not rubber. They tend to be a lot stiffer and will ensure the sway bar does it's job. The rubber ones are usually soft and tend to deflect and eventually crack over time. They're roughly the same cost as a quality replacement end linkdo you think they are better quality and has better performance than the OEM?
Thanks for the info. There are P3 V70s based on the same chassis. They were brought to the US up until MY2010. Still have them in Europe and elsewhereThe XC70 is the wagon version of the S80, considered an "Executive" car. Used to be the V70s where based off of the S70/S60, but that changed with the P3 generation.
I don't think they make a front sway bar upgrade, as the one on the car is very beefy and does a great job. They only "weak link" in that setup is the end links (no pun intended). They are easy to swap out, too, and the IPD ones are definitely more substantial than the stock ones. There have been mixed reviews on the reliability of the IPD ones lately, but I've never had problems with them on any of my Volvos. I would suggest you buy nylock nuts for them though, as the ones IPD supplies aren't self-locking and did back off a few times on my front ones.
You won't be disappointed!OK I bought the links too
Awesome. Glad I got them. Thanks!I have it on mine and it made a huge difference! You'll love it! I looked at mine recently and noticed that it has gotten pretty rusty. I see you're in Texas so that probably won't be much of an issue for you, but for those reading who live in the "rust belt", I'd recommend spraying it with a few extra coats of paint before installation.